commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (принимать) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

Except (принимать) - Except Oveget, I will not attend her cultural function.

Access (доступ) - The class caption has free access to the Headmaster.

Excess (избыток) - Excess of everything is bad.

Adapt (адаптироваться) -He adapted himself to the new school.

Adept (искусный) - He is adept in Nazrul song.

Adopt (принять) - Don't adopt unfair means in the examination.

Advice (совет) - Last night My father gave me a good advice.

Advise (консультировать) - My all well wishers advised me to go through a book.

Affect (аффект) - Excess labor must affect your body.

Effect (эффект) - The effects of war are not good.

Ascent (восхождение) - The ascent to the mountain is not a easy task.

Assent (соизволение) - I need your assent regarding this matter.

Admit (признавать) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (исповедоваться) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (склонный) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (посвященный) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.

Assay (анализ) - Plabon always assays to help others.

Essay (сочинение) - I am writing an essay on discipline.

Altar (алтарь) - The goat was sacrificed on the altar.

Alter (изменять) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


Bag (мешок) - Hafez has a wonderful laptop bag.

Beg (очень прошу) - The older man is begging from door to door.

Bad (Плохо) - Never try to mingle with the bad boys.

Bed (постель) - I must go to the bed as I feel sleepy.

Bat (летучая мышь) - Bats do not lay eggs.

Bet (делать ставку) - I bet, You will lose the match.

Beat (бить) - They will beat the thief.

Bit (немного) - Mukul ate every bit of his cake.

Berth (спальное место) - Poor people can not reserve a berth in the train.

Birth (рождение) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.

Beside (рядом) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (Кроме) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


Calendar (календарь) - I gave him a calendar of 2014.

Calender (каландр) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (проверить) - Check your temper.

Cheque (проверить) - I gave him a cheque of TK. 500.

Cite (цитировать) - Cite an example.

Site (сайт) - This is the new site of our school.

Sight (взгляд) - Her eye-sight is defective.

Coarse (грубый) - She can not eat coarse rice.

Course (курс) - The ship has changed his course.

Corps (корпус) - A corps of soldiers was sent to the flood affected area.

Corpse (труп) - A corpse is lying by the road.

Childish (детский) - I don't like your childish manners.

Childlike (детский) - He is liked by everybody for his childlike simplicity.

Council (совет) - Ramih is the new chairman of the Union council.

Counsel (адвокат) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (чистый) - The room is clean.

Clear (Чисто) - The water is clear.

Custom (обычай) - The custom is no longer in vogue.

Costume (костюм) - You should not wear fancy costume.

Coma (кома) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (запятая) - Put a comma (.) after the verb.

Canon (канон) - A society has its own canons.

Cannon (пушка) - The soldiers use cannons in the battle field.


Dear (Уважаемые) - My father is dear to me.

Deer (олень) - There are many deer in the Sundarbans.

Drown (тонуть) - The boy was drowned in the river.

Sink (раковина) - The boat sank in the river.

Disease (болезнь) - He is suffering from skin disease.

Decease (кончина) - Do you know the time of your decease ?.

Dairy (молочные продукты) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

Diary (дневник) - It is good to keep a diary.

Die (умереть) - He died of fever.

Dye (краситель) - The cloth is dyed in fast colour.

Discover (обнаружить) - Columbus discovered America fever.

Invent (выдумывать) - Charle's Babbage invented the computer.

Deny (Отрицать) - Simu denied all charges against her.

Refuse (отказаться) - The servant refused to obey his orders.

Draft (проект) - Make a draft of the petition.

Draught (проект) - He drank the water of the glass at one draught.

Drought (засуха) - Drought destroyed the crops.


Eligible (право) - He is not eligible for the post.

Illegible (неразборчивый) - Your handwriting is illegible.

Eminent (выдающийся) - Dr. Haque is an eminent scholar.

Imminent (неизбежный) - I saved him from an imminent danger.

Expect (ожидать) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (надежда) - I hope you are well today.


Far (далеко) - The market is not far from the village.

Fur (мех) - The cat has soft fur all over it's body.

Fair (Справедливая) - She is a fair girl.

Fare (плата за проезд) - What is the bus fair from Dhaka to Sirajgonj?

Farm (ферма) - There is an agricultural farm at Gazipur.

Firm (фирма) - He is a firm in his ideas.

Flower (цветок) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (мука) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (дальше) - They will go farther than expected.

Further (в дальнейшем) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.

Fast (быстро) - The horse runs fast.

First (первый) - Faridul is the first boy.

Flash (вспышка) - I saw a flash of lightning in the sky.

Flesh (плоть) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


Gaol (тюремное заключение) - The thief was sent to the gaol.

Goal (Цель) - What is the goal of your life?


Hear (заслушивать) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (Слушать) - Listen to what i say.

Human (человек) - To err is human.

Humane (человечный) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (жесткий) - He works hard.

Herd (пасти) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.

Hail (град) - The captain was hailed by all.

Hale (здоровый) - I am quite hale and hearty.

Honorary (почетный) - He is the honorary member of our club.

Honourable (почетный) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (исторический) - This is a historic Place.

Historical (исторический) - Because of historical fact English is spoken all over the world.


Industrious (трудолюбивая) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (промышленные) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


Jealous (ревнивый) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (позже) - He reached later than all others.

Latter (последний) - Karim and Rahim are two brothers; The former is a doctor and latteris a teacher.

Last (последний) - Nasir is the last boy in the class.

Latest (последний) - This is the latest design of the car.

Leave (оставлять) - Nasir is leaving the hotel today.

Live (жить) - We live in the village.

Lovable (привлекательный) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (прекрасный) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (потерять) - They may lose the match today.

Loose (свободный) - Oveget has put on a loose shirt.


Meat (мясо) - We get meat from cow.

Meet (встретить) - I intend to meet him tomorrow.

Main (главный) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (грива) - The lioness has no mane.

Moral (моральный) - He bears a good moral character.

Morale (боевой дух) - They may win as their morale is very high.



Official (официальный) - It is an official matter.

Officious (официозный) - He is officious by nature.

Ordinance (постановление) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

Ordnance (артиллерия) - There is an ordnance factory at Gazipur.


Pan (кастрюля) - She is making the omelet with a pan.

Pen (ручка) - Pen is mighter than sword.

Pat (похлопывание) - The teacher is patting the child on the shoulder.

Pet (домашнее животное) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (мир) - We want peace.

Piece (кусок) - I want a piece of paper.

Paper (бумага) - We write on paper.

Pepper (перец) - Don't take much pepper with curry.

Person (человек) - Samiur Rahman is an honest person.

Parson (священник) - We went to a parson to take moral ideas.

Populous (густонаселенный) - Dhaka is a populous city.

Popular (популярный) - Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was a popular leader.

Pair (пара) - I shall buy a pair of red shoes.

Pare (стричь) - Pare the nails as they look ugly.

Patrol (патруль) - The policeman are patrolling the city streets.

Petrol (бензин) - We use petrol in the motorcars.

Personal (личный) - Don't read my personal diary.

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

Physic (слабительное) - Nature is a better physic than any other medicine.

Physique (телосложение) - He has a good physique.

Pity (жалость) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (благочестие) - He is respected for his piety.

Practice (практика) - You need constant practice to write a better hand.

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (молиться) - We should pray to allah.

Prey (добыча) - The tiger is a beast of prey.


Quiet (тихо) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (довольно) - I am quite happy today.


Refuge (убежище) - Many people seek refuge in highlands during flood.

Refuse (отказаться) - He refused to hear me.

Register (регистр) - Your name has been struck off the register.

Registrar (регистратор) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.

Role (роль) - In the drama He played the role of hero.

Roll (рулон) - What is your roll number?



Seat (сиденье) - Please have your seat.

Sit (сидеть) - Please sit down.

See (видеть) - I see a bird in the nest.

Sea (море) - The Bay of Bengal is a sea.

Sweat (пот) - He earns by the sweat of his brow.

Sweet (милая) - These mangoes are very sweet.

Sale (продажа) - I have kept my freeze for sale.

Sell (продавать) - He is selling his products.

Soul (душа) - The soul never dies.

Sole (единственный) - He is the sole owner of this company.

Staff (сотрудники) - All members of the office staff were present in the meeting.

Stuff (материал) - It is made of soft stuff.

Story (история) - Please tell me a very funny story.

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

Sometime (когда-то) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (иногда) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (стационарный) - The sun is stationary.

Stationery (канцелярские товары) - I am going to a stationery shop to buy a pencil.

Ship (корабль) - Rana went to America by ship.

Sheep (овца) - Many sheep are grazing in the field.

Social (Социальное) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (общительный) - He ia a sociable man.


Tale (рассказ) - It was a tale of adventure.

Tell (рассказать) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (хвост) - A tiger has a long tail.

Test (контрольная работа) - He sat for the admission test.

Taste (вкус) - Honey tastes sweet.



Urban (городской) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (вежливый) - His urbane manners pleased us.


Vain (тщеславный) - Your all attempts will go in vain.

Vein (вена) - Blood flows through the vein to the heart.


Wander (странствовать) - He wandered here and there for the whole day.

Wonder (задаваться вопросом) - Computer is one of the wonders of modern science.

Weak (слабый) - He is very weak.

Week (неделю) - I shall visit trade fair on next week.

Wick (фитиль) - The wick of the candle has been completely burnt.

Wear (носить) - He always wear hat.

Wire (провод) - This is an electric wire.

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